Almost as soon as I made my previous, long guide of tips for Westerners visiting or coming to live in Japan, a bunch of people pointed out a number of things I’d forgotten to mention. Updated for 2018. Street addresses Except for major roads and route numbers, Japan doesn’t have street names. No wonder, with […]
I regularly get asked by friends visiting Japan for the first time for tips on living here, so here is what came to mind, other than the obvious ones about taking your shoes off when you go inside. First of all, the way Japanese think about things is conceptually different and sometimes totally opposite. This […]
One Teacher’s Brilliant Strategy to Stop Future School Shootings School is not just about studying and grades, it’s about people.
The ugly reality is that so many of the people now condemning him are the ones who enabled him to continue in the first place. As ever, hypocrisy underpins everything. Berated from the podium of award ceremonies, we, the plebs, the cattle, the consumers, we are instructed. Don’t be sexist. Don’t be racist. Black lives […]
Over the years, I’ve been blessed to have countless positive influences in my life. Their example and their wisdom have shaped me in every way—including my financial practices. Here are seven specific ways. 7 Pieces of Financial Advice That Forever Changed My Life
Looks like the grand jury investigation is going in the wrong direction. Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal At the heart of the tale are several men, leaders of the Canadian mining industry, who have been major donors to the charitable endeavors of former President Bill Clinton and his family. Members of […]
Going boldly: Behind the scenes at NASA’s hallowed Mission Control Center A fascinatingly close look at the room where the first missions to space, the moon, and using the shuttle, were managed.
Sea of Crises A sumo wrestling tournament. A failed coup ending in seppuku. A search for a forgotten man. How one writer’s trip to Japan becamea journey through oblivion.
I’d have to agree that “It’s not just the behaviour that’s different.“
I have friends whose kids had trouble with their coordination. The good thing is that it is treatable with outdoor exercises according to this doctor. The typical kid today isn’t outside much, and most aren’t moving as they should be even while they are indoors. They’ve developed awkward, uncoordinated movements as a result of being immobile, wearing […]
An important read for every parent. Its both human, and typical of how we parent today: At the first indication of unhappiness from our kids, we rush in to fix it, […] like human pacifiers. Source: The Misguided Desire of Wanting Our Kids to Be Happy
“In our language we have no such word as ‘please’ or ‘thank you,’ because it is expected of us that we share and give what we have,” the man says. “Today, we have to say ‘please.’ We have to say ‘thank you.’ We have to beg for things.” In the old days, it was a […]